Bloomberg New is reporting that Nicholas Lemann, the dean of Columbia University’s Journalism School since 2003, is stepping down. According to CJR, Lemann will take one year off from the school and then return as a faculty member.
Lemann is the author of several books and has contributed to many different publications, including The New York Times, The New Yorker and Slate.
Lemann has held a variety of positions in the past, from managing editor of Washington Monthly to executive editor of Texas Monthly.
Lemann is credited with growing the Journalism school immensely during his time there. He added 20 full-time staffers, launched and finished the school’s first capital fundraising effort, ushered in a student center and debuted several investigative reporting programs.